Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Genealogy

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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1762'''--Mecklenburg County was created 3 November 1762&nbsp;from [[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson ]]County. It was named for the German homeland of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Streliz, the wife of King George III.&nbsp;<ref>The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, www.cmstory.org</ref><br>'''County seat''': Charlotte <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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'''1762'''--Mecklenburg County was created 3 November 1762&nbsp;from [[Anson County, North Carolina|Anson ]]County. It was named for the German homeland of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Streliz, the wife of King George III.&nbsp;<ref>The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, www.cmstory.org</ref><br>'''County seat''': Charlotte <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
==== Record Loss ====
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==== Record Loss ====
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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*[http://charmeck.org/Pages/default.aspx Charlotte]  
 
*[http://charmeck.org/Pages/default.aspx Charlotte]  
 
*[http://www.cornelius.org/ Cornelius]<br>  
 
*[http://www.cornelius.org/ Cornelius]<br>  
*[http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/ Davidson]
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*[http://www.ci.davidson.nc.us/ Davidson]  
*[http://www.huntersville.org/ Huntersville]
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*[http://www.huntersville.org/ Huntersville]  
*[http://www.matthewsnc.com/ Matthews]
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*[http://www.matthewsnc.com/ Matthews]  
*[http://www.minthill.com/ Mint Hill]
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*[http://www.minthill.com/ Mint Hill]  
 
*[http://www.pinevillenc.net/ Pineville]
 
*[http://www.pinevillenc.net/ Pineville]
  
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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==== African-Americans ====
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*[http://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.familysearch.org%2Fs%2Fcollection%2Fshow%23uri%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fsearch-api%3A8080%2Fsearchapi%2Fsearch%2Fcollection%2F1417695%26hash%3DMrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%25252B82PRagg%25253D&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFFlH4nhQqbTylHYID8t20qJbCVPw Freedman Bank Records, 1865-1874] - search this freely available database for bank records of African-American individuals. This database includes records from all 29 branches of the bank. North Carolina bank locations included Wilmington, Raleigh &amp; New Bern.
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgcemeteries.html Mecklenburg County cemeteries] - via Mecklenburg County NCGenWeb Archives&nbsp;
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*[http://www.cmstory.org/cemetery/default.asp Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room Index to Mecklenburg Cemeteries]
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScnty=1710 Mecklenburg County Cemeteries] - via Find-A-Grave
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*[http://cemeterycensus.com/nc/meck/index.htm Mecklenburg County Cemeteries] - via Cemetery Census
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/northcarolina/mecklenburg.html Meckenburg County Cemeteries] - via the USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project
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==== Census ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgcensus.html Census Transcriptions] - via the Mecklenburg County NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bruckner/bethel_meck/menu.html Bethel Presbyterian Church] - family history &amp; genealogy of these church families. Church is located in Cornelius.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgcourt.html Court Transcriptions] - via the Mecklenburg County NCGenWeb Archives
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==== Directories ====
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*[http://www.cmstory.org/Directories/ Charlotte Historical Directories] - a handful of area directories from the 1800s; provided by the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
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*Several NC state business directories are available online. Visit [http://ncgenweb.us/nc/bookshelf/directories/ this list of directories,] open the directory, and navigate to Mecklenburg County. Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.
  
 
==== Family Histories  ====
 
==== Family Histories  ====
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==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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*see the real estate books in the '''''Newspapers''''' section below
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgdeeds.html Deeds] - various years; transcribed by volunteers; via the Mecklenburg County NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
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==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military ====
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*[http://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm4/results.php?CISORESTMP=results.php&CISOVIEWTMP=item_viewer.php&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;displa,A,0;publis,A,0;collec,A,0;30;date,title,none,none,none&CISOBIB=mapid,A,1,N;collec,A,0,N;title,200,0,N;none,A,0,N;none,A,0,N;20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTHUMB=20%20(4x5);mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOTITLE=20;mapid,none,none,none,none&CISOHIERA=20;collec,mapid,none,none,none&CISOSUPPRESS=0&CISOTYPE=link&CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=spatia&CISOBOX1=Mecklenburg+County&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=collec&CISOBOX2=&CISOOP3=exact&CISOFIELD3=title&CISOBOX3=&CISOOP4=exact&CISOFIELD4=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOBOX4=&c=exact&CISOROOT=%2Fncmaps Maps of Mecklenburg County] - via the NC Maps Collection of the North Carolina State Library
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==== Military ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgmilitary.html Various military records] - via the NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Naturalization  ====
 
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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===== County Newspapers =====
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*[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/north_carolina/Mecklenburg/ Mecklenburg county newspapers] - a listing of newspapers published in the county &amp; libraries that hold them; via the Library of Congress.
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===== Extractions/Transcriptions from the newspapers =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgnews.html Misc. Newspaper transcriptions] - various years, user submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH42&CISOPTR=53651&REC=14 Real estate and legal notices from Charlotte, North Carolina, newspapers, 1835-1847, Vol. 1. 1835-1847]
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*[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH42&CISOPTR=63746&REC=15 Real estate and legal notices from Charlotte, North Carolina, newspapers, 1835-1847, Vol. 2. 1848-1862]
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*Death notices from the Mecklenburg Jeffersonian, Charlotte, N.C., 1841-1849 an index - compiled by Rose L. Grantham and Carol Haywood [[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1209701 Family History Library]| [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10256679 WorldCat]]
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*Death notices from the Western Democrat, Charlotte, N.C., 1853-1870 an index - compiled by Carol Haywood and Rose L. Grantham [[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1209704 Family History Library]| [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10179085 WorldCat]]
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*Marriage notices from the Western Democrat, Charlotte, N.C., 1853-1870 an index - compiled by Carol Haywood and Rose L. Grantham [[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1209745 Family History Library]| [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10179086 WorldCat]]
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgwills.html Will &amp; Estate records] - transcribed and submitted by volunteers to the NCGenWeb Archives
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please [http://meckrod.manatron.com/ visit their website] for more information.
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===== Birth =====
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1726957&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Births and Christenings, 1866-1964] - search this name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state; via FamilySearch
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===== Marriage/Divorces<br> =====
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgmarriages.html Mecklenburg County marriages A-K] &nbsp;- various years; submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgmarriages2.html Mecklenburg County marriages L-Z] - various years; submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[https://familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675484&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Marriages, 1762-1979] - search this database of marriages from across the state - images included; via FamilySearch
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*[http://digital.ncdcr.gov/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOBOX1=N.C.+Family+Records+Collection&CISOFIELD1=CISOSEARCHALL&CISOOP2=all&CISOBOX2=broughton,+carrie+l.,+1879-1957.&CISOFIELD2=creato&CISOROOT=all&t=s Mecklenburg County marriages ]- may be included throughout Carrie Broughton's 6-volume index of the Raleigh Register &amp; State Gazette newspaper (1799-1893). Marriages are listed by year and PDF files are searchable. Available on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.
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*[http://www.cmstory.org/divorces/ Mecklenburg County Divorces, 1846-1969] - index includes the&nbsp;name of the plaintiff, the defendant and the year of the divorce;&nbsp;created by the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
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===== Deaths =====
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*[http://meckrod.manatron.com/ Death Certificate Search, 1991-present] -- from the Register of Deeds
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgobits.html Obituaries, A-K] - obits submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/nc/mecklenburg/mecklenburgobits2.html Obituaries, L-Z] - obits submitted to the NCGenWeb Archives
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*[http://www.ncgenweb-data.com/ncnews/resultlist.php?nametype=decedent&county=mecklenburg Misc. county deaths] - deaths extracted from newspapers with relevance to Mecklenburg county; link takes you to a name index. Provided via the NC Newspeople in the Papers database. Late 1800s/early 1900s.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1609799&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D%20 North Carolina Death Certificates, 1906-1930] - search a statewide collection of freely available death certificates - images are included; via FamilySearch
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/s/collection/show#uri=http://search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1675510&hash=Mrd8SMocDIIen2Q83tu%252B82PRagg%253D North Carolina Deaths &amp; Burials, 1898-1994] - search death records from across the state; via FamilySearch
  
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
 
==== Yearbooks  ====
  
*Belmont Abbey College: [http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=digita&CISOBOX1=North+Carolina+College+and+University+Yearbooks&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=contri&CISOROOT=%2Fyearbooks&CISOBOX2=Belmont%20Abbey%20College 1934-2009] (not entirely inclusive, but more than 50 yearbooks)
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*Belmont Abbey College: [http://library.digitalnc.org/cdm4/results.php?CISOOP1=exact&CISOFIELD1=digita&CISOBOX1=North+Carolina+College+and+University+Yearbooks&CISOOP2=exact&CISOFIELD2=contri&CISOROOT=%2Fyearbooks&CISOBOX2=Belmont%20Abbey%20College 1934-2009] (not entirely inclusive, but more than 50 yearbooks)  
 
*Davidson College: [http://goo.gl/EjBiV 1895-2009]  
 
*Davidson College: [http://goo.gl/EjBiV 1895-2009]  
 
*Johnson C. Smith University: [http://goo.gl/S30Uc 1929-2008]  
 
*Johnson C. Smith University: [http://goo.gl/S30Uc 1929-2008]  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncomgs/ Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.com/~ncschgs Steele Creek Historical &amp; Genealogical Society]
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*[http://www.plcmc.org/ Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County]
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*[http://library.uncc.edu/ J. Murray Atkins Library] - at UNC-Charlotte
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/mecklenburg/ NCGenWeb: Mecklenburg County] - part of the USGenWeb Project  
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*[http://www.ncgenweb.us/mecklenburg/ NCGenWeb: Mecklenburg County] - free genealogy resources; part of the national USGenWeb Project  
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Mecklenburg|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|North+Carolina%2C+Mecklenburg|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
  

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Contents

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

1762--Mecklenburg County was created 3 November 1762 from Anson County. It was named for the German homeland of Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Streliz, the wife of King George III. [1]
County seat: Charlotte [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African-Americans

  • Freedman Bank Records, 1865-1874 - search this freely available database for bank records of African-American individuals. This database includes records from all 29 branches of the bank. North Carolina bank locations included Wilmington, Raleigh & New Bern.

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Directories

  • Charlotte Historical Directories - a handful of area directories from the 1800s; provided by the Public Library of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County
  • Several NC state business directories are available online. Visit this list of directories, open the directory, and navigate to Mecklenburg County. Directories include information on area businesses and citizens.

Family Histories

Bibliography

  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. "Twelve Things We've Learned While Compiling the Rocky River Morrison Genealogies," Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2819. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. Descendants of John (1725?-1777) & Mary (1732-1781) Morrison of Rocky River. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2830. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. Descendants of James (1726-1804) and Jennet (1735-1810) Morrison of Rocky River. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2830. Available at FHL.
  • [Morrison] Morrison, Janet and Marie Morrison. Descendants of Robert (1728-1810) and Sarah (1739-1816) Morrison of Rocky River. Reviewed in Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2830. Available at FHL.

Land

  • see the real estate books in the Newspapers section below
  • Deeds - various years; transcribed by volunteers; via the Mecklenburg County NCGenWeb Archives

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Naturalization

  • Ferguson, Herman W. "Six Applications for Citizenship, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina," [1823-1824] Rowan County Register, Vol. 12, No. 3 (Aug. 1997):2795-2796. Available at FHL.

Newspapers

County Newspapers
Extractions/Transcriptions from the newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Uncertified copies of vital records can be ordered for a small fee from the Register of Deeds. Please visit their website for more information.

Birth
Marriage/Divorces
Deaths

Yearbooks

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story, Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, www.cmstory.org
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).